Discover Your Parks Walks

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation leads weekly interpretive hikes in parks near you! Come explore a new location and learn about the ecology and unique history of parks in our area. Plan on spending a little more than one hour on each walk. Distances range from 0.5 miles to 1.5 miles. Hikes begin Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 and will continue every Thursday through the end of September. The walks are free and open to everyone.

As of July 2020, registration for each walk is required. Capacity is limited to 20 people. Masks required. 

2020 Schedule

Air Quality

September 03, 2020

We do our best to ensure our walks are safe for all participants. Therefore we regularly check the air quality in Washoe County and cancel programs when air quality is at an unhealthy level. If you signed up to participate in a Discover Your Parks walk, we will inform you by email if the hike is canceled due to poor air quality. To check the air quality in Washoe County we use to make our decision. We encourage you to also use to make informed decisions on whether or not participating in our programs is safe for you. 

Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area

September 24, 2020

6:00 PM

In person event. Registration required. Limited to 20 people. Masks required. 

Join us to learn about the Parks Foundation's project to restore this 219-acre property into a healthy wetland with a new proposed Nature Study Area! The property is currently closed to the public, but through this Discover Your Parks walk, you can get a sneak peak of this ongoing wetland restoration project. These wetlands are home to a plethora of waterfowl and other wetland creatures, so keep your eyes peeled! Restrooms are available. Dogs are not permitted on this walk.

Directions: (6800 Pembroke Dr. Reno, NV 89502) From downtown, head East on I-80 to exit 20 towards Sparks Blvd/Veterans Pkwy for 6 miles then turn right onto Veterans Pkwy and travel 2.5 miles. Next, turn right onto Pembroke drive and the Rosewood office will be on your left.

RESCHEDULED: Galena Creek Regional Park: Nature Trail

October 01, 2020

5:00 PM 

In person event. Registration required. Limited to 20 people. Masks required. 


Located at the base of Mt. Rose, Galena Creek Regional Park offers stunning views of the Sierra Mountains. Large Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines line the loop we will be walking and there’s a chance we might even see a black bear. Restrooms are available. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.

Directions: (18350 Mt Rose Hwy, Reno, NV 89511) Take the I-580/395 South towards Carson City. Take exit 56 to merge onto Mt Rose Pkwy and continue west for 6.1 miles. Take a right into the Galena Creek Regional Park South Entrance (you will need to drive past the visitor center entrance) and stay to the right to enter the parking lot.

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